Different aspects in Mongolian Buddhism to be discussed www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Third International Conference on Mongolian Buddhism will be held at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary on April 25-26.
The International Association for Mongol Studies and Eötvös Loránd University will jointly organize this international conference in cooperation with the Fund for Supporting Mongolian Studies, Gandantegchenling Monastery, the Center of Mongolian Buddhists and the Embassy of Mongolia in Hungary.
This forum is for scholars and monks to present their works on different aspects of Mongolian Buddhism within the theme of ‛Tradition and Innovation’ noting that monasteries, monks, and devotees have always faced and continue to face challenges due to changing historical, social, economic, political, cultural and other social forces.
Presentations will cover various aspects of Mongolian Buddhism including history, monasticism, education, ritual and other practice, textology, philology, folk religion, connection with nature, social environment and other religions, and any other approaches related to the historical and contemporary situation of Mongolian Buddhism.
The conference will focus on Buddhism of Mongols living in the present area of Mongolia, as well as the beliefs and practices of Mongols living in China, Russia or other places in the diaspora. The distinctiveness of Mongolian Buddhist tradition and the innovations that have taken place within it, will be revealed through the presentations and round-table discussions.
Source: Department of Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University